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- Georgia Southern students expand communication disorder awareness amidst Deaf Culture RenaissanceAt Georgia Southern, a group of students is taking courses to grow the number of interpreters in their communities and their fields. Each student comes to class with their own motivations to learn ASL.
- Georgia Southern launches Asian Studies Digital collection, celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in MayGeorgia Southern University Libraries and Nalanda Roy, Ph.D., recently launched a digital collection, “An Integral History: Asian Studies Digital Archive,” to coincide with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.
- Georgia Southern graduate credits independent study and mentor for success in public healthMany students strive to make a significant impact on their communities before they graduate. Jordan Bordeaux is one of them. As an undergraduate student at the University of Wyoming, Bordeaux worked in health promotion and wellness. That experience prompted her to look into graduate programs for public health.
- Georgia Southern graduate spreads wings, lands new production careerSamuel Schwartz knew from the moment he set foot on campus that Georgia Southern University would be his home for the next four years. The first person he connected with on his journey was Dean Cummings, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts in the College of Arts and Humanities.
- Approximately 4,300 degrees conferred during Georgia Southern’s 2022 Spring Commencement ceremoniesLast week, approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students from Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses received associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees in five Spring 2022 Commencement ceremonies.
- ‘Rising star’ graduate: Sylvia Ofori’s journey from Ghana to Georgia Southern to HarvardOn her first flight from Ghana to the United States, Sylvia Ofori arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, at 1 a.m. By 4 o’clock the next afternoon, Ofori was in her first American classroom in Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health on the Statesboro Campus. Jet-lagged and attempting to absorb a foreign campus and classroom procedures, Ofori was out of sorts when her professor, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ph.D., encouraged her to apply for a student research position following class introductions. Today, Ofori will earn a DrPH in public health with a concentration in epidemiology as she crosses the stage in one of two Savannah commencement ceremonies. In June, she’ll begin as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard University to continue global public health research she began at Georgia Southern.
- Georgia Southern graduate flourishes through changeAccepting change is one of the greatest lessons that civil engineering graduate Eman Woods learned during his time at Georgia Southern University, and it is something he will carry with him as he begins to navigate his future.
- From high-stakes fashion to a special education classroomLong Island, New York, native Celia Ayenesazan graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology almost 30 years ago and spent more than two decades working for Federated Department Stores, Inc., one of America’s largest operators of premier retail chains including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. But nothing brings her more joy than leading her own special education classroom. This week, Ayenesazan walks across Georgia Southern University’s commencement stage to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a second chance at a fulfilling career.